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Universal Newsreels
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Sydney, Australia: Unusual close-ups of a remarkable human enigma - Ernest Soong Soong Yee, an Australian, born in New South Wales, whose parents died while in China and who was adopted by a Chinese family and brought up as a Celestial. He needs an interpreter to converse with his fellow-citizens in the land of his birth." (partial newsreel)
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In the pre-TV era, people saw the news every week in their neighborhood movie theaters. Newsreels were shown before every feature film and in dedicated newsreel theaters located in large cities. Universal Newsreel, produced from 1929 to 1967, was released twice a week. Each issue contained six or seven short stories, usually one to two minutes in length, covering world events, politics, sports, fashion, and whatever else might entertain the movie audience. These newsreels offer a fascinating...
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by Simmel-Meservey
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A Date With Your Family, a true suburban horror story, outdoes all other social guidance films by advising kids to do whatever is necessary — even lie — to achieve harmonious family relations. The odd title reveals its odd thesis: that teenagers should treat a family dinner as if it was a date, a date with someone who they really wanted to be with. As the voice of authority tells us, “These boys greet their Dad as though they were genuinely glad to see him, as though they really missed...
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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The Pacific Rim at the start of the air age.
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Topics: Pacific Rim, Globalization, Geography
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by Castle Films
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Pictorial travelogue of California, using a variety of stock footage.
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by Concord Company
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Introduces the city of Santa Monica, showing its amenities and the lives of its residents. A great snapshot of life in coastal California at the end of the 1950s. Executive Producer: Richard Atkinson. Producer and Director: Ed Woodworth.
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Topics: California: Santa Monica, California: Scenics
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by Davis (Sid) Productions
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Southern California teenagers join the Mobilgas "Safety and Economy" competition, driving from the Los Angeles area to the Inland Empire, the desert, to Las Vegas, Nevada and Hoover Dam, then back home again. Producers and Directors: Sid Davis and Arthur L. Swerdloff.
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Topics: Car culture: Youth, U.S.: West, California: Scenics
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0646 PA8752 Walking to School
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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How road maps are drawn, field-checked and printed.
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Topics: Cartography, Geography, Infrastructure: Roads and highways
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by U.S. Department of Agriculture
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San Fernando Valley earthquake of Feb. 1971, Sylmar, California.
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Topic: Earthquakes
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by FilmsWest, Inc.
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Film for middle-school children about vocational choices and opportunities in the U.S. Great shots of early 1970s children and adults pursuing everyday activities. Most of the shots are quick and take place in and around the city of Los Angeles. Director: Jerry Kurtz. Writer: Ingvar Grimsgaard. Cameraman: Dan Yarussi. Graphics: Thomas Johnson. Production Manager: Linda Gries. Consultant: Robert Babcock, Ph.D., Los Angeles County School Office.
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Topics: Occupations: Vocational, 1970s, Labor: 1970s
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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Advocacy film produced to garner public support for the creation of the Interstate Highway System.
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Topics: Infrastructure: Roads and highways, Car culture: General, Manifest destiny
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by Rick Prelinger
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Compilation of historical images of Detroit, Michigan (1917-1970), edited by Rick Prelinger for presentation at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) on February 10, 2010. If you have historical film footage of Detroit that I might be able to use for future Lost Landscapes programs, I'd like to hear from you .
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Topics: detroit, michigan, cities, urban geography, landscape, urban history
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Los Angeles Sanitarium and Expatients Home presents City of Hope, operated by the Jewish Consumptive and Expatients Relief Association. 0572 PA8041 City of Hope
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Topics: Motion Pictures: Sponsored, Health and Hygiene, Medicine: Public Health, Medicine: Tuberculosis
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by Western Electric Company, Inc.
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Cartoon showing how sound motion pictures work, produced by a company that was an innovator in the field. Story by W.E. Erpi (pseudonym for Western Electric, Electrical Research Products Inc.). Directors: F. Lyle Goldman and Max Fleischer.
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Topics: Perception: Sound, Motion pictures: Sound, Animation